Saturday, October 23, 2010


Last weekend I shot a wedding and my nieces senior pictures. I've been doing pretty much nothing but editing ever since! But today I'm finally finished! Thanks in part to the fact that Kya and I are both sick so I was in bed most of the day.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Had a hard time picking today!

I haven't really had time to go through the pics from Savannah's party but this one caught my eye right away. :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Birthday girl!

Savannah turned 10 today and we are in the midst of a party! Here she is this morning...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More pet shots today

My beautiful niece...

Yesterday I had the privilege of taking my nieces senior pictures. Between that and the wedding pictures I've been so busy editing that I haven't had time to post! Oops!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Portraits & Paws Photography!

I decided to go for it and expand my photography. I was thinking about what it was that felt so overwhelming about the wedding we did and why I wouldn't want to do it professionally and realized it was just the stress of the wedding. Well, weddings are NOT the only thing you can take photos of, right? I thought about my petsitting business and how much I enjoy taking pictures of animals, so I thought I would make that a large part of my business. I don't want it to be ALL pets, however, so I added the portraits as well. So, for HOURS I have been trying to figure out photoshop and how to make a watermark. I spent way too long trying to work with layers and then finally found a good explanation of how to do it correctly and finally got it! Shew! PS really frustrates me. So, that was really long-winded, but you get a shot of what I've been working on today.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Yes, editing!

I realized today that I've learned a great deal about editing that can enhance my photos, and I still have a lot to learn as well. This shot was gorgeous to begin with, I loved that the sun was pink, but there were houses in the way and the color wasn't as vivid as it really looked to my eye, so I did some editing. It will be interesting in 6 months or a year to see how much more I have learned about editing!

Yes, editing!

New directions...

Karen and I discussed it and we agreed that we started the 365 project and this blog because we wanted to improve our pictures. It seems counterproductive to rush around trying to take a picture just to say you took one everyday when the day before you have dozens (or even hundreds) of great pictures to choose from. We also both want to improve our editing skills. So, instead of forcing ourselves to take more pictures when we have editing that needs to be finished we're going to focus on posting a picture each day that we have worked on in some form- either shooting OR editing. Sorry if that doesn't seem to live up to the original intention but it's what works for us and our photography goals right now.

Wedding pictures...

This is my post for yesterday but you'll probably get a few more days of wedding pictures. A lovely couple, glorious weather and beautiful location made for a perfect day! I'm looking forward to sharing more of these pictures with you!